Gene Moore (moorege03)

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Eugene Moore Jr.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gene Moore is the son of Gene Moore Sr.

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Gene Jr. played 14 years in the big leagues, with a total of six teams (he was also owned by the 1942 New York Yankees for a few weeks in February, but was then sold to the 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers organization so he never appeared for the Yankees). Twice he had over 600 plate appearances in a season, and four other times he had at least 400. He made the All Star Team in 1937, and got four hits in the 1944 World Series.

Gene, like his father, was born in Lancaster, TX. He was born a month before his father made his big league debut. Gene attended high school in Waxahachie, TX, and started in the minors at age 18, immediately doing well in the low minors with 21 home runs and a .318 average in 1928. He played for teams in Texas in 1929-30, hitting .352 in 1930. He was primarily in the minors in 1931-35, but came up to the majors for four games in 1931, 11 more in 1933, 9 in 1934 and 3 in 1935. His 1934 appearances were with the famous Gas House Gang.

He finally became a regular with the 1936 Boston Bees under manager Bill McKechnie. He was in the majors every year through 1945, but spent most of 1942 in the minors with the Montreal Royals, hitting .315 with 23 home runs. His was the highest average on the team, but although Montreal was in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, Gene did not come to the majors with the Dodgers that year.

Gene was with the 1944 St. Louis Browns in the year they went to the World Series. Gene got two hits in Game 2.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL All-Star (1937)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Greg Erion: "Gene Moore", in Charles F. Faber, ed.: The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals: The World Champion Gas House Gang, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 185-190. ISBN 978-1-933599-731

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